An Interview with Gabrielle of Paperplanes & Maryjanes
Gabrielle is the blogger behind Paperplanes and Maryjanes, a personal style and lifestyle blog about how rock'n'roll inspires her daily wardrobe. An old lady stuck in a twenty-something's body, Gaby is more inclined to pick up one of your parent's vinyls than watch an episode of Glee. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Gabrielle currently blogs from San Francisco as The Levi's Girl.
What do you do when you're not blogging? What is your job?
Gabrielle: I just landed my dream job as The Levi's Girl, where I blog for the Levi's brand. I am learning so much about PR and how to turn my own blog into a business when this job is over. Before Levi's I was teaching at a museum in Manhattan.
How would you describe your personal style?
Gabrielle: Eclectic... but if I had to adhere to a style, it would be bohemian. I love finding vintage items at thrift shops and pairing them with newer items. I think I was a hippie in my past life.
What is your nerdiest hobby?
Gabrielle: I am a huge history buff, everything from ancient Rome to the French Revolution to McCarthyism. I think it has a lot to do with my appreciation for old clothes and furniture.
What would be the one fashion tip you would give to a friend?
Gabrielle: Don't wear something you feel uncomfortable in- physically and emotionally. If you are uncomfortable in your clothes, it shows.
Three things in your closet you cannot live without:
Gabrielle: cowboy boots, leggings, a denim jacket
3 fun facts about you:
Gabrielle: When I was little, I waned to grow up to be a Neil Diamond impersonator (don't ask!). I love babies with glasses and dogs in clothes. I'm a big Star Wars fan.
What is your favorite dessert?
Gabrielle: Water ice in a cone. I don't like ice cream.
How are you able to stay fashionable without spending a lot of $$? What are your tips and where do you shop?
Gabrielle: I make lists of items I want and think I need. This keeps me from making too many impsulive purchases. When I want to be impulsive I go to Goodwill or Forever21- my guilt-free stores.
In your opinion, every woman should own:
Gabrielle: one item that makes her feel like a totally different woman. Styling a new outfit should transform you into a new personality. Sometimes it's a pair of nerdy glasses or a sexy maxi dress.
A woman's most beautiful feature is her:
One trend you would like to never see again is:
Gabrielle: White eyeshadow/eye liner. It makes people look like aliens.
4 favorite fashion accessories:
Gabrielle: Feather hair extensions. Socks/Tights with sandals. Layered bracelets. Fake eyelashes.
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